Tuesday, May 21, 2013
ABC Challenge: T is for Tiers of Teeny Tiny Triangles
Hi there, folks. I want to start my post tonight with thankfulness that my friends and family who live in Oklahoma are safe and sound. I know there are a lot of people who cannot say that today. It's unfathomable to me how those affected by the tornado must be feeling now and my heart goes out to them. It felt wrong not to acknowledge the awfulness that's happened, I hope you understand.
On to my ABC Challenge post for the week. Amazingly, we've come to 'T' in our traverse of the alphabet...I can't believe we're so close to the end! Much like 'R', I struggled with what to create for this challenge. There are ton of 'T's in the world, but nothing was speaking to me. I finally decided to keep it simple and go with some cute triangles.
I started with 3 coats of Sinful Colors Tidal Wave, a barely-there light blue creme and one of SC's new Sail La Vie collection polishes. I love the color here, but the formula was a bit streaky and draggy. It did even out after 3 coats, but I was a bit disappointed. It won't, however, stop me from blowing part of my paycheck on a few more polishes from Sail La Vie and their Pool Side Polishes collection as well.
After Tidal Wave, I used a pinking shears to cut into blue painters tape to create the triangles. The top tier of triangles were created with Sinful Colors Poudre, a light peach creme. The middle tier is Wet 'n' Wild Megalast in Club Havana, a light coral creme. The last tier closest to my cuticles is NYC's Times Square Tangerine, which is, as the name suggests, a tangerine creme (it also allowed me to squeeze a few more 'T's in!).
I love how this turned out! It reminds me of that fabric bunting that you all over Etsy these days. The color combination works well and, overall, it turned out to be a bright, cheery summer mani and what's not to like about that?!
Please take a few minutes to check out the other participants in the ABC Challenge. You can find their posts via the thumbnails below. Thanks so much for reading!